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Thursday
Oct132011

'Avatar' Is the Most-Pirated Movie of All Time

PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Scott Brinegar(LOS ANGELES) -- The James Cameron movie Avatar has officially become the most-pirated film of all time.

According to TorrentFreak, the 2009 film has been downloaded 21 million times since it was released.  Cameron had hoped -- in vain, as it turned out -- that the new 3D technology would combat illegal copying.  The movie grossed $2.8 billion worldwide in theatres.

Here are the top 10 most-pirated movies, according to TorrentFreak:

1. Avatar (21 million downloads)
2. The Dark Knight (19 million)
3. Transformers (19 million)
4. Inception (18 million)
5. The Hangover (17 million)
6. Star Trek (16 million)
7. Kick-Ass (15 million)
8. The Departed (14 million)
9. The Incredible Hulk (14 million)
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (14 million)

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